The mission of Mackenthun's Supermarket, Inc. is to provide customers with an exceptional food experience, while continuing to be involved in our communities and dedicated to the fair and honest treatment of our employees and suppliers. We respect and support each other and work together to meet the needs of our customers and their families with a personal touch.
The Mackenthun's food experience is a fun, exciting, customer-friendly event developed, organized, and implemented by employees to promote and sell "Mackenthun's Made and Select" unique products and services.
Our Family-Owned History
The "old world" flavor and quality of Mackenthun's homemade sausages began at the turn of the century in a little butcher shop in Plato, Minnesota, owned by August Mackenthun. In 1917, August's son Arthur imported a sausage maker from Germany and opened his own meat market in Waconia which soon built a reputation for the finest quality meats and most delicious sausage anyone ever tasted. In the 1940s and '50s, Arthur's some Marvin added a full line of groceries to their market.
Today, Kim and Laurie Mackenthun and their family (4th and 5th generation) operate a full-service supermarket with all the convenience of a big city, but inside the doors you'll still find the old-fashioned pride of a small-town butcher shop. Their award-winning meat department and homemade sausage have won national acclaim and they are dedicated to making every batch of delicious homemade sausage the same as it was in the early 1900s.